Reading in the news - Thu 24 Feb
25 February 2022
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Dr Ella Gilbert (Meteorology) is quoted by The Guardian, Yahoo!, and Pedfire on the impact of climate change on the frequency and extremity of weather events, and by the Independent, Yahoo!, Newscabal, and others on the role of renewable and diverse energy and technologies.
- Professor Martin Lukac (Agriculture) is quoted by the Independent, Yahoo!, and others on the value of planting trees.
- Dr Sarah Cardey (Agriculture) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about impacts of climate change on crops, and role of fair trade for farmers at the frontlines of the climate crisis.
- Professor Helen Bilton (Education) is quoted by Wokingham Today on the launch of a free course on climate change offered by the University to primary school teachers. Read our news story.
- Dr Steven Devaney (Henley Business School) is quoted by IPE Real Assets (in print) on a report he co-authored on the impact of climate risk on commercial property values.
- Dr James Ryalls (Agriculture) is quoted by Science News for Students on research that revealed the effects of pollution on pollinators' ability to smell crops and wildflowers. Read our news story.
- Wokingham Today reports on the Queen's Honorary Award that Reading recently received for its work on climate change. Read our story.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) answered BBC South Today's questions on the UK's removal of Covid restrictions and he is quoted by the Daily Mail, News Max, Big World Tale, and others on Moderna's patented DNA sequencing of a part of Covid's spike protein.
- Dr Alexander Edwards (Pharmacy) answered listeners' Covid questions on BBC Radio Berkshire.
- Dr Rachel McCloy (Psychology) is quoted by China Daily on the risks associated with the UK's removal of all restrictions.
- BBC Radio Solent mentioned research from the University on the impact of Covid on farmers' mental health.
- The Times (and in print) reports on a Reading graduate who is advocating for the bar to become more accessible for people with disabilities.
- Dr Sarah Werts (Knowledge Transfer Centre) and Professor James Ferryman (Computer Science) are quoted by The Business Magazine which reports that Reading has received a Turing award for work on artificial intelligence and computer science.
- Professor Helen Parish's (History) article on The Conversation on the shorter length of February compared to other months is reposted by Foreign Affairs and Big News Network.
- Professor Mark Shanahan (Politics) is quoted by Newsweek on the need for President Biden to act decisively and impose sanctions on Russia.
- Professor Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by Foreign Affairs on the link between vegetarian diets and the lower risk of cancer, and by The Next Web on the health risks of plant-based meats.
- Professor Gerry Leonidas's (Typography) article on typography and layout is published by Eye Magazine.
- BBC Radio Berkshire announced their upcoming live music stream to the University Student's Union.
- The University is mentioned by Eco-Voice for its part in a collaborative study on soil microbial DNA.
- Guernsey Press & Star (in print) mentions a 2014 Henley Business School report on the island’s goods and services tax.
- The University's previous reaction to reports of drink spiking is mentioned by Bracknell News (in print).
- A Henley Business School student is mentioned by Business News Wales for being awarded the highest membership grade for his dedication to the business community.
- The Business Magazine reports on the University’s role in the success of the fintech sector in the Thames Valley.
- An article on German website E.Tailment mentions Henley Business School involvement in a certification process for omnichannel managers.
- Westminster council and Foreign Affairs mention Henley Business School's support for Rebel Business School.
- Marketing Week lists a Henley Graduate as one of Greece's high ranking executives and marketers.
- In Psych reports on a Reading graduate's appointment as Professor of Health Psychology at Staffordshire University.
- BBC Radio Berkshire mentioned a student who began studying at the University in their 50s.
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